Today on the show, I talk to Ali Moore, Director of Student Support for Future Focused Education. Ali focuses on fostering the development of asset-driven, trauma-informed and inclusive school practices in order to increase schools’ capacity to set students up for success while promoting school cultures of support for all. She is also the lead in creating increased accessibility and support for paid career pathways for young parents statewide. We talk about all of this and how Ali manages her career and being a mom.
Although her career has taken her to work internationally, she is most passionate and proud to be living and working in her community of birth. Her work in Albuquerque, NM has included: in-home services to youth and families, building case management services within School Based Health Centers, youth-driven program development, the training and development of young adult peer support workers, teaching and supervising BSW and MSW interns, establishing and mobilizing community partnerships and the opening of a peer-support drop-in center for transition-age young people.
Why do young people need our social and emotional support?
Why does mentorship make such a difference for young parents?